B&H Photo offering nice discounts on 2018 MBP's

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  1. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    Too bad they don't ship to Canada... the base 15" 2018 with the 512GB SSD comes out to the same price as the base with 256GB up here, and that's including the tax we'd be hit with at the border. Oh well.
     
  3. SDColorado macrumors 68030

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    Unless you have to return it within the 14 days, because B&H doesn’t accept returns once the plastic is off the box. So then you have to deal with a special circumstance through Apple to return a purchase from an Authorized Reseller who doesn’t accept returns. It can be done, but it isn’t as easy.

    But it can be a nice deal as long as you get a good unit and all goes well for sure.
     
  4. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Pay with an American Express card - if you have one. If they refuse to take it back, Amex will credit your account instantly. Amex has always stood by me in the past.
     
  5. SDColorado macrumors 68030

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    That's a good thought. Otherwise, you are dealing with this

    B&H's return policy of non-returnable items "Opened computers and computer software — original packaging cannot be unsealed." has always given me pause, despite the deals. Though my sales tax, being in an unincorporated area, is fairly low anyway.

     
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    The EDU pricing a tad better and you get a beats headphones with the purchase, and you have a return policy with the purchase. B&H has no returns.
     
  7. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

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    Pricing isn't better with edu discount. Last week I bought a 15"/16/256 for $2476 out the door at Apple Store. It included the Beats headphones.

    For $30 less I can double my storage to 512GB, from BH.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 604

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    I just paid $2079 via edu price for a 13" 2.3 i5/16GB/512, and that config is $2099 from B&H.
     
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    I bought the 15/2.2/512GB that is being advertised at B&H for 2,429 and that included Beats. B&H is advertising 2,449, so the apple price is lower.
     
  10. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    At least here in SoCal where the sales tax is 8%+, Apple's discounts have never been worth it over B&H or similar resellers. Even the refurbs aren't worth it, because you're going to be hit with $100-$250+ in tax.
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Massachusetts just had a sales tax holiday this past weekend. Regardless, however, you're legally required to pay sales tax, at least here in Massachusetts, even if B&H doesn't collect it. I know this applies to most states.
     
  12. Wags macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of states are making sales tax on internet purchases mandatory since ruling. Wonder how will continue to do as these states roll out.
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    BH would be cheaper then without sales tax but no beats. Wildcard is the their return policy.
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    AmEx can make them take it back after outside of their return policy? Wouldn’t think could make them since agreeing to policy if buying.
     
  13. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Yes, of course. :rolleyes::p
     
  14. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    The Devil is in the details however...

    https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/benefits/detail/return-protection/premier-gold
     
  15. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502a

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    best buy price matched BHPHOTOVIDEO, at least for the macbook pro 13 inch
     
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    Add in the cost of the Beats headphones and the savings goes back to Apple (provided you were going to buy the Beats anyways).
     
  17. Mac-key thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So this may be a stupid question, but if you buy it from B&H can you not return it to the Apple store?
     
  18. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Nope. When you buy from a reseller, any returns/exchanges must go through that reseller(*). You can of course get service at an Apple store.

    (*) There is a way to return to Apple but it's not simple. See https://www.apple.com/legal/sales-support/sales-policies/reseller.html
     
  19. felixroqu3 macrumors 6502

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    Did you have to ship the item to Amex once they refunded you?
     
  20. goobot macrumors 603

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    You still have to pay tax if you are in ny because they are based there.
     
  21. btt8 macrumors newbie

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    So you walked out paying only 2079 no tax? Where do you live?
     
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    Man I got my computer on Friday, doesn't Best Buy retroactively price match? Gonna find out. $100 off is still $100.
     
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    Wonder if they would price match and let take the student discount
     
  25. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502a

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    They already did price match, on their site right now the 256 SSD 13 inch is 1699..also the student discount applies on top of that, I also have the birthday coupon so will be applying that as well..with BHPHOTOVIDEO the 100 dollar discount is through the end of August, wonder if best buy will be offering the same til then, or something even better that's why Im waiting
     

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